Thursday, 5 September 2019

The Table Next To The Bed

A few years ago I scanned all of Dave Sim's notebooks. He had filled 36 notebooks during the years he created the monthly Cerebus series, covering issues #20 to 300, plus the other side items -- like the Epic stories, posters and prints, convention speeches etc. A total of 3,281 notebook pages detailing his creative process. I never really got the time to study the notebooks when I had them. Just did a quick look, scanned them in and sent them back to Dave as soon as possible. So this regular column is a chance for me to look through those scans and highlight some of the more interesting pages.

Just last week in She's Your Elf we looked at Albatross #2, aka Dave Sim's second Cerebus notebook, covered Cerebus #27 though 37 and 198 pages were scanned out of 200 pages.

Skimming though the pages again, on page 47 I saw Dave's schedule for getting Cerebus #30 done.

Notebook #2, page 47
So he is going to do a 22 page book plus cover in 13 days? 3 day weekends all around! Dave wrote down Gan for the 26th through the 30th. So I'm guessing this is for going to visit Gene Day in Gananoque.

If that joke about Cerebus not understanding what a nightstand is made it into an issue, it wasn't Cerebus #30.


Dave Kopperman said...

I just had my eyes dilated and I have to say that AMOC is looking psychedelic as hell today...

Michael R. said...

Hey Matt!
I'm bidding $25 on the Vark Wars comic in this week's auction.
Michael Ragiel

Mouse Skull Entertainment said...


Biddings up to $50 to Brian West.

Manly Matt Dow

Jeff said...

I'll see his$50 and raise him $25.


Brian West said...

Well at least I know now what my next tweet will be about. Thanks Jeff! Seriously, the higher it goes for the winning bid the better it is for everybody. Off I go to update my tweets!Good Luck, Jeff!

Mouse Skull Entertainment said...

Jeff Wins! Jeff Wins! Jeff calls Dave at (519) 576-0610 and arranges payment!

"Manly" Matt Dow